Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I am getting ready to do our recaps. I posted my albums to facebook, but not before a made a disclaimer that I was sorry to blow up everyone’s news feed! Now, the people who came and were a part of my day really wouldn’t be annoyed. But I know some of the people I’m fb friends with (but of course we probably don’t talk much in real life) honestly couldn’t care one bit. Hence my apology beforehand haha. Still, it’s my fb and I will post pics for my friends and family. If my wedding honestly annoyed someone that much, hey, they can probably defriend me or hide my posts 😛
Me, I LOVE recaps. Post a huge detailed blog about all the details with LOTS of pictures and I am happy! But I know, even on a wedding website, there might be some of us who still don’t care to see all that. Without violating the TOS (if its possible) what do you like to see and what don’t you like to see? Honestly I could easily post close to 150 pictures over a couple recaps, and I feel like I have a lot of advice about what we did/didn’t do, that could be helpful for brides looking for something similar to me. However, I don’t want people to think I am too obnoxious (after all I’m a random internet stranger! Who cares! ) So I thought 30 and some thoughts about the day/my vendors would be a much better amount in general…
Again, I don’t want to bash anyone else’s choices, so we could maybe phrase it, “I personally appreciate when someone includes xxx, but I really don’t feel like I need to see xxxx”. Honestly to me its the same as fb. This is a public forum and people can post what they want! If I don’t care for it, I will keep on going.
My vote: The more the merrier! Bring on all the photos and paragraphs you want!!!
Post # 3
I like short captions and lots of pictures! If there are really long stories, I tend to skim over unless I really like that particular bee or have some vested interest in their story.
Post # 4
I want to see a ceremony pic, a reception venue pic, cake and the big moments that show emotion. I don’t like when people post all the little close up details, here’s a flower, here’s a piece of pie, here are 10 pictures of every angle of our rings, ect.
And no captions whatsoever. I never read recap captions.
Post # 5
@Sunnyday278: I echo the short paragraphs. We just really want to see pics. The more the merrier. If you write a lot, I’m just going to skip to the pics anyways. 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
The more photos the better!
I like captions if it describes something interesting. I know our weddings are ALL interesting to ourselves, but I like to hear about DIY / funny stories / etc more so than just a play-by-play of regular wedding events.
(Sigh… 2 more weeks for my pics.)
Post # 7
I like short captions. If there are some helpful details such as explaining when in the day something was used, meaning behind a detail. But the long personal stories I tend to skim or skip. I read recaps more for inspiration and ideas.
Post # 8
Unless the wedding story is really epic, I don’t really read the long essay ones. A short intro and captions for any pictures that need explanation is fine with me. I like to see a lot of the usual pics – photos of the dress, the ceremony, venues, and first look. I don’t need to see every single detail, but I really love seeing the details that make the wedding unique and interesting. I love creative decor, fun color schemes, awesome cakes/desserts, DIY ideas, etc…mainly things that you won’t see in every wedding.
Post # 9
I like lots of photos… but unless I actually know the person, I don’t really care about photos of the BMs, groomsmen etc… it’s just a bunch of people I don’t know.
I like seeing photos of the venue if it’s interesting, bouquet, rings, the lovely bride of course.
Unless the ceremony was in a spectacular location, I’d prefer to see only a few photos… I prefer the more fun photos to the emotional ones.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
A lot of you did remind me of something else… I tend to prefer when people post more variety, rather than, as someone mentioned, 10 different angles of rings 😛 Of course some people might appreciate a few different perspectives, but I do tend to agree I like one or two dress pics, one ring pic, one venue pic, one centerpiece pic, one or two cake pics, one program pic, etc etc etc.
Post # 12
Lots of pictures. I like to see the little added “extra” details.
Post # 13
The more pictures the better, I love recaps.
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
LOL I posted the longest recap ever, so I’m not really one to judge =)
But I figure that anyone who wants to only look at pictures can just skip the paragraphs.
Post # 15
Lots of photos without as much text, but a few small fun captions are totally fine. The more photos the merrier though!
Post # 16
I love tons of photos and captions. A lot of text and few pictures can get a little TL;DR to me. I always skip to the pictures, and usually go back for the text.